About Julie

“You are not a drop in the ocean but the entire ocean in one drop.”
Rumi

I am Julie, yoga teacher and CHEK practitioner for Your Parinama

A little on my journey….

A daily lower back pain in my 20’s drew me to yoga after the Doctor told me this was normal wear and tear.  With regular classes, it was quickly resolved and my limited flexibility started to change. Yoga brought me home to my body, helped me to know and understand it more. This helped ease my aches and pains and release long held tension in muscles.  I became more coordinated, stronger with more ease of movement.

However Yoga became a permanent fixture when I saw that it could change my life as much as my body.

Yoga changed my life

I had long suffered from anxiety, low mood and self-esteem, stemming from my fair share of life challenges and trauma.  At yoga I experienced true relaxation – for the first time in many years, and learnt how to manage stress. I realised I could choose how I reacted to life.  Yogic self-inquiry has enabled me to breakdown mental limitations and achieve things I never thought I would.  All in all, yoga has moved me along the path towards physical and mental healing.

julie in wheel pose
julie in field of corn during Bath ultra 2019

Connecting the dots

I enjoy being active, alongside yoga I do gym workouts, run and walk and take part in races and challenges.  I have worked with personal trainers but often felt the workouts were not in harmony with the rest of my life.  After over training and falling prey to two injuries I knew it was time for a change.  I found the UK CHEK centre and started to train with them.

It was a major light bulb moment as it joined the dots between yoga and gym work to provide a holistic approach to health and fitness.  Overtime this healed my injuries and changed my approach to my fitness. Finding chi running was another piece in the puzzle and now I have a consistent and harmonious approach across different activities I enjoy.


Your transformation…. Your Parinama

I am passionate about helping clients overcome a range of challenges, to transform their health and fitness.   I want to empower people, to learn from their own mind and body so they can achieve what they think is impossible.

Julie –  Qualifications and training

I have invested heavily in undertaking industry leading programs and will continue to do so.  Read about the CHEK approach here.

Yoga Qualifications & training

  • BWY Foundation in yoga & Foundation 2
  • 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Yoga teacher training
  • Yoga for Sport
  • Yoga for Stress and Burnout

CHEK Qualifications

  • Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 1
  •  Integrated Movement science Level 1 (Holistic corrective Exercise & Performance coaching)
  • Scientific back and core training
  • Integrated Movement Science Level 2 (Neuro-development Movement Analysis)
  • Equal but not the same – Training females
julie on striding edge in the lake district